The 250-megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) in eastern San Luis Obispo County, is generating clean, reliable solar power for transmission over PG&E’s utility grid. CVSR is helping California achieve its goal of generating 33% of its energy from renewables by 2020.
The SunPower® Tracker technology installed on the site is quiet, requires no fuel and needs minimal water. It will generate enough emission-free energy to power the equivalent of 100,000 average homes—or the equivalent of nearly every home in San Luis Obispo County. CVSR created more than 350 construction jobs and continues to provide a much needed economic boost to the regional economy, totaling about $315 million during construction and over the next 25 years of operations.